Welcome to Maxwell’s Blog
May 11, 2015 | Dr. Franz Fink, President and CEO
Welcome to Maxwell’s official blog. I am pleased to introduce the blog as a space for us to share all the exciting things that are happening here at Maxwell and in the power and energy industries.
If you are an owner operator, fleet manager, wind farm operator or owner, engineer, or if you work in any capacity in the energy and power industries, this is a blog where you can learn the latest in ultracapacitor technology and where it currently plays in markets and in applications around the globe.
Each week, our very own engineers, scientists, and sales and marketing professionals will provide our readers with informative articles covering ultracapacitor applications, Maxwell’s products, events, and industry news and trends.
Maxwell is the pioneer in ultracapacitor technology. Today, there are more than 35 million Maxwell ultracapacitor cells operating in multiple applications, including reliable engine starting for heavy duty diesel trucks, wind pitch control systems in onshore and offshore wind turbines, bridge power, start-stop systems in automotive applications, regenerative braking systems for railways, and grid firming.
Ultracapacitor technology has tremendous potential in the energy storage and power delivery markets. The Navigant Corporation predicts the market for ultracapacitors to grow approximately 20 times between 2014 and 2023. As the application space becomes better defined, the value proposition of the technology becomes well understood, and the customer base becomes more educated and sophisticated, it is certain that ultracapacitors will enjoy continued growth in both existing and in new applications.
In addition to ultracapacitors, Maxwell’s technology extends to the high voltage industry and the microelectronics industry. Our contributing authors will share the latest in these areas as well.
Next week in our blog we’ll answer the question "Is an ultracapacitor a battery?” and other common questions asked by those who are just getting introduced to the technology.
It’s probably safe to say that you lead a busy life, and that’s why all of us here at Maxwell appreciate that you have taken time out of your day to stop by Maxwell’s blog. We look forward to your visits in the weeks and months to come.
Dr. Franz J. Fink
President And Chief Executive Officer
About this author
Dr. Franz J. Fink joined Maxwell as president and chief executive officer in May 2014. Immediately prior to joining Maxwell, Dr. Fink was an independent business consultant, assisting companies in the industrial and automotive markets with business optimization and growth initiatives. From 2006 to 2012, he was president and chief executive officer of Gennum Corp., a leading supplier of high-speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the optical communications, networking and video broadcast markets that was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange before being acquired by Semtech Corp. in March 2012. From 2003 to 2006, he was senior vice president and general manager of the Wireless and Mobile Systems Group of Austin, Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. From 1991 through 2003, he held a series of senior management positions in the Semiconductor Products Sector of Motorola Corp. in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. From 2012 to 2014 he served as a director and was a member of the Governance Committee of Pason Systems Corp. He holds a doctorate in natural sciences from the Department of Computer-aided Design and a master’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
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